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Part of what’s so scary about the mosquito-borne Zika virus is not knowing which mosquitoes could be carrying it. But worry no more: We can say with total certainty that at least these eight don’t!


Don’t be alarmed if you see this particular mosquito buzzing around this summer, because she’s 100 percent Zika-free!

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The only thing this mosquito’s engorged with is regular old blood, so take a good look and remember this face!

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Good news, Olympians: This mosquito’s in Rio, but the worst you’ll get from it is a bug bite. Good luck at the games!

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Visiting the Everglades? Keep an eye out for this one. It might give you Saint Louis encephalitis, but as far as Zika’s concerned, you’ve got nothing to fear.

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This Adirondacks-based mosquito is certifiably free of Zika.

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Feel free to bookmark this list or print it out and keep it in your wallet as a quick-and-easy reference for your mosquito encounters, at least until the world gets a handle on this epidemic.

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Whoops! Someone got to this one before we did. Well, no Zika here, now or ever!

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Hope these take some of the stress out of the summer. Stay safe out there!

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